Decorating Trend: The New Frontier

Thought the American West was a style desert? Not in our book. This season’s furniture and accessories have a nomadic, free-spirited feel...

Modern marquetry takes its inspiration from native motifs to create a new take on the tribal vibe.

Tito limed-ash and aged-mirror cabinet, £3,685, Julian Chichester. PK22 stainless-steel lounge chair, upholstered in Point rayon by Paul Smith for Maharam, £2,800, Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen at Republic of Fritz Hansen.


The cactus is famed for having myriad uses – not least as a handy hanger for kitsch key rings.

Cloud teak console table, £895, Gautier Pelegrin for Noble & Wood. Shaggy Palm lamp, £375, Abigail Ahern. Cactus vases, from £21.50 to £68 each, Holly’s House.


Matt leather and untreated wood are a smart combo, both in town and way out West.

Sonora Canyon sun-bleached-leather sling chairs, £4,800 each, Ralph Lauren Home. Kaleidoscope blanket, £72, The Shop Floor Project. Boucherouite (135) rag rug, £800; and Berber drum, £300 for a pair, Beldi Rugs.


Arrange textured cushions and pouffes for your next style powwow.

Jute knitted pod, from £70, Next Home. Cima wood coffee table, £2,000, Smarin at Bon Appart.


Like the noonday sun, a shot of orange pierces through a landscape layered with natural textiles in desert neutrals.

Hendricks three-seater velvet sofa, £1,600, Habitat. Alburni oak-veneer and steel low table, £458, Ligne Roset at Heal’s. Beni Ouarain (163) wool rug, on floor, £3,800, Beldi Rugs. Bolero nickel and cotton floor lamp, £1,429, Oriano Favaretto for Cattelan Italia at Harrods.


Embellished wood brings a touch of rustic elegance to a campfire chow down.

Dressed in Wood breakfast board, £32; Dressed in Wood serving board, £59; and Dressed in Wood centrepiece, £89, all Marcel Wanders for Alessi. Enamel plates, £24.99 for a set of four, Falcon Enamelware. Esrum mugs, £7 each, Raft. Pick up Sticks linen napkins, £62 for a set of four, Holly’s House.


Nothing says relaxed prairie chic quite like the widespread use of rattan.

Together walnut dining table, £3,550, Ilse Crawford for Studioilse by De La Espada at The Conran Shop. Älmsta rattan chair, £70, Ikea. Natural Peacock rattan chair, £795, Graham and Green. Block teak stools, £160 each, Raft. Marocco cotton-mix rug, £684, Matteo Cibic for Calligaris. Laine jute lamp shades, £45 each, Habitat. Ohio non-electric pendant, £25, Tesco Direct. Braided flex, £4.80 per m, Factorylux at Urban Cottage Industries.


With its Joshua tree silhouette, this portable valet is just the place for lonesome travellers to hang their headdress.

Sam canaletta walnut and wool valet stand, £2,404, Carlo Ballabio for Porada at Harrods. Kashmiri Numdah Red Grid and Black Grid wool rugs, £480 each, Oliver James Mayes for Floor_Story. Rattan wall mirrors, £315 for a set of five, Graham and Green.


Cool, breathable and effortlessly stylish, sea grass makes the ideal textile for haciendas everywhere.

Brian King sea-grass wing headboard, £2,900, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Oak and hazel tallboy, £2,140, Sebastian Cox for Heal’s. Berber stool, £400, Beldi Rugs. Large Jannu Radhi wool rug, £552, Stitch by Stitch for Floor_Story.

Photography / Jonathan West

Styling / Hannah Franklin

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